# This Week in Fifth Grade

Week 11

## Prefixes

Help your child make a list of synonyms and antonyms for each challenging word on their word list. Then, discuss examples and non-examples for each word.
Have your students work in groups to make a list of synonyms and antonyms for each challenging word on their word list. Then, discuss examples and non-examples for each word.
Circle the Prefixes!
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Circle the Prefixes!
Learn all about root words and prefixes, then try your hand at defining them, in this quick and easy practice activity about words with prefixes.
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Pondering Prefixes
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Pondering Prefixes
Beyond just prefix identification, this meaty lesson taps into your students’ thinking. Using a combination of analogies, constructing, and deconstructing words with prefixes, students will learn the meaning and mechanics of prefixes.
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Prefixes Related to Numbers
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Prefixes Related to Numbers
Help students put a name to their favorite numbers with this exercise on prefixes related to numbers.
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Check-In: Spelling and Vocabulary
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Check-In: Spelling and Vocabulary
Learners will flex their spelling, grammar, and phonics muscles in this three-part worksheet.
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Prefix Practice
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Prefix Practice
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## Measurement

When your child is introduced to metric units of measurement, help them make a connection to their knowledge of place value and decimals. Try to find authentic ways to incorporate measurement into family activities, like cooking or reading food labels at the grocery store.
When you introduce metric units of measurement, help students make a connection to their knowledge of place value and decimals.
Metric Measurements
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Metric Measurements
Learners put their understanding of the metric system to the test with this measurement and conversion worksheet.
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Liquid Measurement Conversion
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Liquid Measurement Conversion
Get every drop of basic liquid measurement conversion! The table comes in handy for quick converting later on, too.
Math
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Metric Measuring
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Metric Measuring
Learners take a trip to the candy shop in this sweet metric conversion worksheet.
Math
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Converting Metric Measurement in Word Problems
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Converting Metric Measurement in Word Problems
Students will learn to convert metric units by applying concepts in word problems. Exercises and worksheets incorporate length (meters), and optional practice offers more instructions on mass (grams) and volume (liters).
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Metric Conversions Conversations
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Metric Conversions Conversations
Challenge students to convert measurements between their metric counterparts! Students will relate the measurements to real-world objects. Use this lesson as support for the Converting Metric Measurements in Word Problems lesson.
Math
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Formulas for Calculating Volume
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Formulas for Calculating Volume
Teach students how to calculate volume by exposing them to formulas they can use on their own.
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## Fact and Opinion Review

In the real world, the line between fact and opinion can be blurry. It's no wonder, then, that kids might be confused when asked to differentiate between the two. Children are oftentimes inclined to attach their own perspective to factual issues rather than looking for evidence within a text. Help your child learn the difference between statements of fact and opinion by analyzing the language of different phrases. For example: "I like oranges" versus "Oranges are round." Challenge your child with persuasive statements, such as "Oranges are the best fruit" or, "Everyone knows that oranges are better than apples."
In the real world, the line between fact and opinion can be blurry. It's no wonder, then, that kids might be confused when asked to differentiate between the two. Students are oftentimes inclined to attach their own perspective to factual issues rather than looking for evidence within a text. Help your class learn the difference between statements of fact and opinion by analyzing the language of different phrases: "I like oranges" versus "Oranges are round," for example. Challenge your class with persuasive statements, such as "Oranges are the best fruit" or, "Everyone knows that oranges are better than apples."
Identifying Fact and Opinion
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Identifying Fact and Opinion
Learners will practice distinguishing fact from opinion in this literacy worksheet.
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Sentence Sort: Fact or Opinion?
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Sentence Sort: Fact or Opinion?
Students will sort out sentences that reflect facts and opinions.
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Is It True?
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Is It True?
Don't believe everything you read! Teach students to differentiate between statements of fact and opinion. This important skill will help students become critical and discerning readers.
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Signal Words, Facts, and Opinions
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Signal Words, Facts, and Opinions
Use this lesson to help your ELs search for signal words in texts to determine if a statement is a fact or an opinion. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the Is It True? lesson.
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Fact & Opinion Statements with Adjectives
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Fact & Opinion Statements with Adjectives
In this lesson, your ELs will learn how to differentiate statements of fact and opinion in a nonfiction text using adjectives as a foundation for their understanding. This is a support lesson for Research: Where to Find the Answers.
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## Personal Narratives

Have a mini-conference with your learner to discuss the first draft of a paper they are writing for school. Make sure to discuss things that worked along with a few things that didn't.
Try to find time to have final writing conferences with students as they finish up personal narrative papers.
Great Writing Starts with Golden Ideas
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Great Writing Starts with Golden Ideas
Use this worksheet as a tool to assist your young writers in selecting the perfect idea for their narrative.
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Ideas and Hooks: Personal Narrative
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Ideas and Hooks: Personal Narrative
This lesson walks students through the first few steps of crafting a personal narrative. Writers will start by going through a process to select an idea to write about, then begin to craft a hook that invites readers into their story.
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Writing Review Part 2: Personal Narrative
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Writing Review Part 2: Personal Narrative
Use this assessment and the corresponding rubric to see how well students write personal narratives!
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Narrative Writing: Prewriting Organizer
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Narrative Writing: Prewriting Organizer
Teach students to organize their thoughts before they start writing with this prewriting organizer.
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Write a Personal Narrative Story
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Write a Personal Narrative Story
This worksheet template guides children through the pre-writing and writing process, helping them to organize their thoughts before they write.
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